U.S. Embassy Warns of Terrorist Threat in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda / AP


The U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda warned U.S. citizens traveling in the country of a possible terrorist attack in a Monday message.

The embassy said its intelligence indicates the possibility of a terrorist attack targeting the Ugandan National Museum.

The U.S. Embassy has received information regarding a specific terrorist threat to Kampala. The threat information indicates that a group of attackers is possibly in place and ready to strike targets inside Kampala in February or March. There are indications that the Ugandan National Museum is one of the potential targets. As potential targets can change, the Embassy cautions U.S. citizens to avoid this site and other crowded public places and/or events that are potential targets to terrorists.

Should you find yourself near the site of an attack, attempt to leave the area immediately, away from the sounds of gunfire and explosions, if safe to do so. If unable to leave, go to the safest location you can find, stay hidden, and avoid attracting attention to yourself.